Since October 2002, the Akademie Schloss Solitude and the Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle have implemented the common artists residency program a-i-r laboratory, coordinated by Agnieszka Sienkiewicz-Nowacka. Two young visual artists are invited for three-month residencies at Ujazdowski Castle or Akademie Schloss Solitude to prepare projects to be presented to the public at the end of their stay.
The program is supported by the Ministry of Science, Research and Art of the State of Baden-Württemberg, the German-Polish Foundation, and the Robert Bosch Foundation (until December 2006). Partners of the a-i-r laboratory in Warsaw are: AIR Antwerpen, le bains:connective, German Embassy in Warsaw and Fundacja Wspolpracy Polsko-Niemieckiej.
Artists from Poland previously at Solitude
Pawel Althamer (July–Sept 2002), Mariusz Maciejewski(July–Sept 2002), Wilhelm Sasnal (Apr–June 2002), Jarek Kozakiewicz (Feb–Apr 2005), Marzena Nowak (Oct–Dec 2006), Andrzej Dluzniewski (Sept–Nov 2007), Alicja Karska (July–Sept 2008), Aleksandra Went (July–Aug 2008), Michal Grochowiak (Oct–Dec 2009), Marcin Gwiazdowski (Oct–Dec 2009), Jakub Jasiukiewicz (Oct–Dec 2009), Jakub Szczesny (Oct–Dec 2010), Wojtek Ziemilski (Oct–Dec 2011), Jan Strumiłło (Juli–Sept 2012), Ewa Borysewicz (Oct–Dec 2013), Alicja Bielawska (Sept–Dec 2014), Simone De Iacobis (Oct–Dec 2015), Karolina Grzywnowicz (Oct–Dec 2018), Krzysztof Gutfranski (Oct 2019–Jan 2020), Alicja Wysocka (Oct–Dec 2020).
Solitude fellows at the a-i-r laboratory, Ujazdowski Castle
Lene Berg (2005), Christine Meisner (2006), Antonia Lotz (May–June 2008).